ERIC Number: ED429656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Directory of Disability Support Services in Community Colleges, 1996.
Barnett, Lynn, Ed.
This directory presents a picture of the programs, services, and support that community colleges offer for individuals with disabilities, and heightens awareness of the range of education and training opportunities available at those institutions. It should serve as a resource for administrators, counselors, students, parents, and policymakers. Data were collected from summer 1995 through mid-1996 from disability services personnel at 672 public and private technical, community, and junior colleges. As part of the survey, each school described outreach activities in eight different areas, provided information on any noteworthy features of their programs, and reported on nine categories of disabilities: visual impairment or blindness; deafness/hard of hearing; orthopedic/mobility disabilities; speech/language disorders; learning disabilities; mental retardation; emotional/behavioral disorders; head injuries; and chronic illnesses/other. The directory is organized into four parts: (1) Institutions by State, including the number of students registered for disability support services, a list of services available, and special features; (2) Numbers of Students Reporting Disabilities by Category (in chart form); (3) Special Features Index, which categorizes services, programs, or accommodations that are perceived to be particularly noteworthy by the institutions; and (4) Institutional Index. Contains 73 selected references. (VF)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), College Programs, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Educational Facilities, Services, Special Needs Students, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community Colleges, National Center for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036-1176; Web site: http://www.aacc.nche.edu
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.